Rabies is a disease caused by an RNA virus transmitted from infected carnivores and bats.  While the incidence and epidemiology have changed in the US over the past 75 years, occasional human cases still occur as was seen in a child who died from rabies infection in January 2018.

In this presentation Dr. Daly discusses the changes in reservoir distribution of the virus, and appropriate laboratory testing and treatment of the infection.

About The Author

Prior to his role as Chief Medical Officer at COLA, Dr. John Daly was the Director of Clinical Laboratories for the Duke University Health System from 2005-2009. A longtime resident of Durham, NC, Dr. Daly was quite active in the local medical community, joining the staffs of three area hospitals and serving as a member of various hospital committees. He earned his M. D. at Cornell University Medical College, and performed his internship and residency in pathology at Duke University Medical Center. He also is a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

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